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Stone Soup appoints new Account Director and Account Manager

Stone Soup Public Relations is delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Johnston and Tsungai Desando with effect from 1 July 2017.

Lisa Johnston joins the company as Account Director with over 20-years work experience and a BA in Journalism and Fine Art from Rhodes University. Her practical experience in communications and management covers print and digital in the media and commercial sectors. She has experience in newspapers and magazines having worked for the Mail & Guardian and Getaway magazine. She is a seasoned writer and photographer who has contributed numerous articles to the Financial Mail, House & Leisure, and Visi among others.

Before joining Stone Soup she held a managerial position as Head of Content at League Digital, responsible for overseeing, conceptualising and writing quality, strategically focused copy to drive SEO optimised websites, inbound strategy and thought leadership.

Tsungai Desando joins Stone Soup as Account Manager. She has academic training in Public Relations, Journalism and Audio Visual Communications and hands-on experience in the Agriculture, Chemicals, Forestry, Health, ICT, IT, Mining, Media and Marketing, Metals, Retail, Property, Logistics and Tourism industries. Tsungai has gained significant coverage for clients using press releases, case studies and thought leaders as well as organising press conferences, round-tables and site visits for the media.

Lisa and Tsungai are responsible for driving content creation, communication strategies, media liaison and handling events on behalf of clients.

Sandra Gordon, CEO of Stone Soup said, “I am excited to welcome Lisa and Tsungai to our team. Their combined knowledge and experience will strengthen our PR team and add fresh thinking to our client communication strategies.”

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